Couple Vacancies

Domestic Couple ~ Brignoles ~ Long Term  POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced domestic couple is required to assist in the care and running of a beautiful rural property located close to Brignoles. This client is returning to us for new staff after the sad loss of one half of a couple Oasis placed with them 16 years ago. The other half of the couple is now returning to his home country therefore this client is looking for a new long term couple who are interested in living and working in a rural location in the peace and tranquility of the Var; a couple who envision spending many years in this role.

Duties will be:

  • Housekeeping

  • Basic Cooking( the client enjoys cooking )

  • Kitchen Assistance

  • Garden Maintenance

  • Driving

  • Errands/Shopping

  • Handyman/ General Maintenance

  • Care of chickens, dogs etc

This is a fairly informal household and the family spend approximately 6-8 months per year in residence; the German employer enjoys gardening, tending to the vegetables, fruits etc - at least 50% of the family food is organically grown on the property. For heavier gardening jobs such as felling of trees etc a gardening company is brought in once or twice per year and a local handyman assists on the property two days per week. At least one of the couple must be able to drive and at least one, (preferably both) should speak communicative French. It is very important to this client that they find a couple who are what they described as ‘real’. They are seeking a couple who are genuine and enthusiastic about this type of role and will enjoy living in a beautiful, rural setting.

A newly renovated two-bedroom apartment ( approx 75m2) with own terrace is located in a separate house on the property and is offered as accommodation. This client would consider a couple with a child and there are excellent schools, transport and amenities within easy reach of the property. A car is available for the couple to use if they do not already have their own vehicle.

Salary:€4knpm CDI

Start date: ASAP

Summer Couple ~ St Tropez ~ June to Oct  POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced summer housekeeper/houseman couple are required to work in a luxury 6 bedroom home in St Tropez. The booking will start in June and continue until mid/end October. This is a very busy summer property therefore longer than usual working hours will be required when the villa is full with guests and family.

The British family and their guests will be in full time residence from 6th July to 7th August – during this period the working hours/days will be approx. 8am to 8pm. Overtime worked will be recuperated as time off during September when the villa is unoccupied.

A new group of guests will arrive on 8th August for a three week period however during this period the work schedule will be more relaxed than in July.

Duties will include:

  • Housekeeping to 5* standard

  • Laundry, ironing, steaming and fine fabric care

  • Packing and unpacking of the suitcases

  • Driving duties, local and airport runs

  • Local errands

  • Greet and take of the family and guests

  • Informal table service and - very occasionally - formal service

  • Kitchen support to the chef

  • Shopping for Household products

  • Arranging local appointments, booking restaurants, beach clubs etc

  • Assist in garden upkeep

  •  Cleaning of the pool and surrounding areas

Both of the couple must be able to drive, both must speak fluent English and - if possible - at least one should speak a communicative level of French.

Applicants must have good prior experience working as a domestic couple and excellent verifiable references. On-site accommodation located within the main property is offered.

Salary: €5kpm neg. for the couple

Start date: June

Domestic Couple ~ Switzerland and Ibiza  ON HOLD

An experienced domestic couple is required to work at this client’s family home in Switzerland and will also accompany the young family to their newly-acquired vacation home in Ibiza this summer. The household is quite informal and the Principals lead busy lives with fast-changing schedules. A private chef and nanny are also employed long-term therefore the couple must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to work autonomously, be able to take initiative when necessary along with keeping the Principals and their senior staff informed of any ongoing household issues.

Duties:

  • 5* Housekeeping

  • Table Service

  • Laundry Service

  • Assist Family Chef

  • Driving

  • Household and Garden Maintenance

The couple must speak English (some spoken Tagalog or Spanish or Portuguese desirable but not essential). Candidates must have several years of experience working in a similar role for a private family with excellent letters of reference. Beautiful newly renovated accommodation is offered with this position in Switzerland and shared villa accommodation will be provided for all staff during the coming summer period in Ibiza. Applicants will need to have European passports or have current Swiss work visas.

Salary: Excellent

Start date: ASAP

Domestic Couple ~ St Tropez  

An experienced couple are required to work in a luxury villa in St Tropez. This is a long-term position. The family use the property as a vacation home and would like to employ a couple who speak fluent English, preferably some Tagalog and at least one of the couple should speak communicative French.

Duties will include:

  • Excellent Housekeeping/Laundry

  • Family Cooking

  • Assist Gardener

  • Handyman

  • Pool Care

  • Driving

Accommodation for the couple is own bedroom and bathroom in a staff house sharing the kitchen and sitting room with the Italian gardener. Preferably both of the couple should be able to drive although this is not essential..

Salary: €4k net pm (CDI)

Start date: ASAP

Domestic Couple ~ Grasse POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced domestic couple is required to look after a luxury property located close to Grasse. The couple should both speak fluent English and one should preferably be able to speak conversational French. The British employer visits the property for 4-6 months each year and would like to employ a full-time resident couple who can provide the following services:

  • Housekeeping

  • Family Cooking

  • Informal Table Service

  • Garden Maintenance

  • House Maintenance

  • Driving/Airport runs

  • Shopping/Errands

Newly-renovated independent accommodation is offered with this position. Unfortunately this client cannot consider couples who have dependent children or a family pet.

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBD

Junior Domestic Couple ~ Yorkshire/UK ON HOLD

An experienced domestic junior couple is required to work full-time for a family of two who have a large luxury estate in Yorkshire. They will work under the direction of the senior domestic couple already employed at the property. Duties will include:

  • Housekeeping

  • Laundry

  • Occasional Cooking

  • Painting and Decorating

  • Some knowledge of Carpentry, Construction or Mechanics (preferred but not essential)

  • General Maintenance of household and outbuildings

  • Oversee external contractors when necessary.

Prior experience working together as a long-term couple in a similar role as well as fluent spoken English are essential. A furnished 3 bedroom house in a nearby village is offered as accommodation for the couple. Working 6 days per week/8 hrs per day. 30 days annual holiday per year. Each of the couple must have excellent letters of reference and at least one must have a current driving license.

Salary: TBD

Start date: Autumn 2020

Please note: Applicants for positions based in France MUST have a current working visa/carte de sejour or be the holder of an EU passport

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